Rio Grande Station - Salt Lake City, UT

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Rio Grande Station - Salt Lake City, UT

Post by theseaandalifesaver » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:42 pm

I'm confused. I know the station hasn't been used in year and the tracks were removed but I can't tell at all where the yard/station could have possibly been. I just returned from exploring the area and there's currently a large road. Did that road exist before the tracks were removed?

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Re: Rio Grande Station - Salt Lake City, UT

Post by Backshophoss » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:29 am

As UP merged with other RR's in the Salt Lake City metro area,most of the former DRGW trackage was torn up as excess
Some of that area became the I-80 west/I-15 north interchange(Grant Tower area),this was also where the former SP headed west toward Donner Pass.
Most of the former DRGW mainline to Ogden was banked for future use.
There should be 2 stations,the "Union Station" that was used by DRGW and the former UP/OSL station near the Trax "Arena" light rail station.
Both stations had platforms on the west side of their buildings.
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Re: Rio Grande Station - Salt Lake City, UT

Post by John_Perkowski » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:06 pm

This might help...
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Re: Rio Grande Station - Salt Lake City, UT

Post by theseaandalifesaver » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:47 am

I don't understand where or how the stations connected to the mainline.

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Re: Rio Grande Station - Salt Lake City, UT

Post by deathtopumpkins » Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:36 am

Historic Aerials are your friend...

https://www.historicaerials.com/locatio ... 6/T1953/15" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The 1953 topo map (linked) should answer your questions.
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